Nothing launched the Nothing Phone (1) back in July 2022 in the Indian market. The Nothing Phone (1) boots Nothing OS 1.0, which is based on Android 12. The company has also promised three Android version upgrades and four year of (bi-monthly) security patch updates for the Phone (1).
This post will help our readers in keeping track of Nothing OS updates for the Nothing Phone (1), also check out our Nothing Phone (1) content,
Note that Android manufacturers follow a staged rollout and the updates are randomly pushed to a limited number of users. The broader rollout of firmware updates usually takes a few days after the company makes sure there are no critical bugs.
Carl Pei has confirmed that Nothing Phone (1) Android 13 Stable update will be released in early 2023. Carl added that the company is aiming to release Nothing Phone (1) Android 13 Beta update by the end of the year.
While we are working around the clock, we won’t rush on updates at the expense of user experience. This also applies to Nothing OS based on Android 13 where we aim to ship a beta version by the end of the year, with a full release in early 2023.
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) August 24, 2022
Nothing Phone (1) Nothing OS 1.0 Updates,
[Nov 24, 2022]
Nothing Phone (1) Nothing OS 1.1.7 update with November 2022 Android security patch is now rolling out. The update weighs about 79MB in size, and now shows battery percentage for Airpods. It also brings improvements and bug fixes. Carl Pei has also teased Nothing OS 1.5.0 based on Android 13, and said that public beta for it will start soon.
New features ● Now supports battery percentage display for AirPods. You can enable it in Settings - Experimental features. Improvements ● Updated to October/November Security Patch. ● Improved OS fluidity and reduced stutters. ● Adjusted the thermal threshold to better balance performance and temperature. ● Improved audio quality when recording videos. ● More accurate battery status. Bug fixes ● Resolved an issue causing Whatsapp notifications to be unresponsive in lockscreen. ● General bug fixes.
[Oct 25, 2022]
Nothing Phone (1) Nothing OS 1.1.6 update with September 2022 Android security patch is now rolling out. The update comes with firmware version S1.1-221022-1221, weighs about 62MB in size, and brings Google AR Core support to Nothing Phone (1).
New features ● Now supports Google AR Core. ● Indian users covered by Reliance JIO can now access 5G. Camera ● Sharper videos with improved stability. ● Recording light indicator is now always-on by default. Improvements ● Optimised, more fluid Launcher experience. ● More accurate battery status. ● Increased maximum brightness when displaying HDR content. ● Updated, more reactive Flip to Glyph animation. ● Glyph charging light now synced to sound effect. ● Updated NFC sound effect. ● General bug fixes.
[Oct 19, 2022]
Nothing Phone (1) Nothing OS 1.1.5 update with September 2022 Android security patch is now rolling out. The update comes with firmware version S1.1-221008-1815, weighs about 22MB in size, and brings Jio 5G support to Nothing Phone (1).
● Indian users covered by Reliance JIO can now access 5G. ● Fixed some network issues.
[Sep 17, 2022]
Nothing Phone (1) Nothing OS 1.1.4 update with September 2022 Android security patch is now rolling out. The update weighs 136MB in size and brings several new features along with camera and system improvements.
New features ● New option to flip the 3-button navigation bar. ● All Ear (1) app features are not integrated into Nothing OS. Customise gesture controls and switch Noise Cancellation modes and more in Quick Settings and Settings. ● Now supports LHDC high-def audio. Camera improvements ● New option to add a Nothing themed watermark to the camera app. ● Improved ultra-wide camera colour calibration and increased colour consistency between main and ultra-wide sensors. ● New motion detection algorithm added for improved stability when shooting moving objects. ● Increased shooting speed when using HDR in ultra-wide mode. System improvements ● Updated to September Security Patch. ● Reduced battery consumption for Always On Display and other use cases. ● Improved thermal performance. ● New UI for system updates. ● Improved Face Unlock algorithm. Bug Fixes ● Fixed network issues for certain carriers. ● Fixed an issue causing incoming calls to show up as Unknown Contact. ● Fixed HDFC Bank app fingerprint issue. ● General bug fixes.
[Aug 17, 2022]
Nothing Phone (1) Nothing OS 1.1.3 update is now rolling out. The update weighs about 64MB in size, and brings several camera improvements, bug fixes, and performance optimizations, and a couple of new features.
New features ● Added option to turn on Google's Adaptive Battery to intelligently optimise battery life ● Redesigned fingerprint verification Ul for 3rd party apps. Camera improvements ● When using Glyph lighting, images are automatically adjusted to optimal colour and brightness. ● Improved photo clarity when using the front camera. ● Faster Night Mode and HDR photo processing time. ● Richer colour saturation when using the ultra-wide camera. ● Reduced noise and increased sharpness when using zoom. ● Added reminder to clean the camera lenses. Bug fixes and performance optimisations ● Resolved an issue that caused stuttering in some apps like Twitter, Play Store etc. ● Resolved an issue that prevented mobile hotspot from working properly. ● Fixed an issue that caused the lock screen to crash after tapping on a notification and then trying to use finger unlock. ● Polished minor UI details ● General bug fixes.
[Jul 31, 2022]
Nothing Phone (1) Nothing OS 1.1.2 update with July 2022 Android security patch is now rolling out in India. The update comes with firmware version S1.1-220728-0051, weighs about 38MB in size, and brings several changes to the device.
● Added a toggle for showing the fingerprint icon when the screen is off. ● Always on display will now be turned off during the night by default. ● Improved charging performance and compatibility with third-party chargers. ● Resolved Bluetooth codec issue. ● Optimized minor UI details. ● General bug fixes and stability improvements.
[Jul 20, 2022]
Nothing Phone (1) Nothing OS 1.1.0 update with July 2022 Android security patch is now rolling out in India. The update comes with firmware version S1.1-220716-0150, weighs 117MB in size, and brings several new features and camera improvements to the smartphone.
New features ● Introduced experimental Tesla control feature. ● Introduced experimental NFT Gallery widgets. ● We heard your feedback on the Beta Launcher - the Search Bar on the home screen is now optional. Camera Improvements ● Glyph fill light is now available in Portrait Mode. ● Improved clarity and reduced noise when taking photos in low light environments. ● Improved dynamic range when taking photos in low light environments. ● Improved photo clarity when using the ultra-wide camera. ● Improved colour consistency across main and ultra-wide sensors. Bug fixes & Performance optimisations ● Updated Android security patch to July 2022. ● Fixed a lock screen bug that would sometimes hide the fingerprint icon. ● Improved the reliability of the Glyph Interface. ● Battery life optimisations when the device is on standby. ● Improved Face Unlock performance. ● General bug fixes.
Nothing Phone (1) Nothing OS 1.0.2 update with May 2022 Android security patch is rolling out in India. The update comes with firmware version S1.0-220705-2025 and weighs about 94MB in size.
● Revamped Nothing OS system sounds ● Improved Glyph Interface effects for system feedback ● Revamped Glyph Interface settings UI ● Optimised battery life ● Optimised camera effects for HDR, portrait, night scene and more ● Improved camera app UI ● Improved fingerprint recording and unlocking experience ● Added support for HDR10+ ● Other bug fixes